PAULA H. NOE, Attorney and Counsellor at Law since 1986, and a Co-Founder and Partner in Divorce And Renewal (see DivorceAndRenewal.com for more information on Divorce And Renewal Spa Bootcamp Weekend for divorcing women in April 2012) now practices Massachusetts family law without resorting to litigation, whenever possible, and helps families through crises with dignity and respect. She believes in guiding families to settlement and resolution without resorting to court battles, believing that most families benefit from avoiding the stress and conflict of the court system. She has been named a ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION IN LAW AND PUBLIC SERVICE’ by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers for her achievements as a Massachusetts family law attorney and her contributions to the world of alternative dispute resolution. She served as the President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council from 2005 to 2006; she is a founding member and served as a board member and as a member of the President’s Advisory Council. As a collaborative attorney, she attempts to lead her clients to dispute resolution, to mutual solutions via client-centered negotiation. She teaches and lectures at trainings and speaking engagements about Collaborative Law and its applications in the family law and business law arenas.